WeekendProject I'm hacking on when I want a distraction

Posted 2022-11-18 | Back to blog index

WeekendProject I'm hacking on when I want a distraction
A super basic PHP parser for the old Info-Mac digest files so they're browsable in an old version of Netscape!
This way I can idly browse the final info-mac archive for fun little programs or icon sets and just click to download, instead of having to match up file names out of the abstract file.
All written/tested using my PowerBook 540c (FTP to my NAS w/LAMP)
http://kalleboo.com/hosted/info-mac-browser.php

Screenshot of Netscape 3 on MacOS 8 showing a download page with a list of files Screenshot of Netscape 3 on MacOS 8 showing a download page with the abstract about a file Screenshot of BBEdit on MacOS 8 showing PHP code

Some stuff left I want to do:
* Pretty URLs
* Fix the friendly names for directories (they're missing from the file, and my archive has broken symlinks)
* Add a Time Machine option to select older info-mac archives from Archive.org CD-ROM archives, so I can get more pre-OS X-era stuff

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